Books

“Lizard Boy”: Musicalizing Comics Like American Mythology

For decades, comics have lived in children’s imaginations, shaping their ideas of heroism, adventure and community. In these small panels exist some of our larger models, designed with spectacular detail. These heroes have made it to the big screen, but what if we could bring them on stage? This is …

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Banning books does more harm than good

Books are often considered the culmination of human knowledge, containing information and stories of all subjects and types. It is for this reason, however, that some groups target them for censorship on topics they prefer to avoid talking about, such as mental health or matters surrounding race. Illustration by Kaitlyn …

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Calls for children’s books to be affordable like generic drugs

Two decades after South African activists took on the global pharmaceutical industry and their own government to limit access to medicines, educators across the country are waging a similar battle to improve its learning standards. Just as patents on life-saving antiretroviral drugs restrict the treatment of the growing number of …

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Garrison Keillor & Company: Rialto Books Prairie Home Holiday

JOLIET, IL – The Rialto Square Theater announced Monday it has booked Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard to come together for a December Cheer Night, stories and songs about love and family and a song by Christmas, and the news from Lake Wobegon. The Prairie Home Holiday show …

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New books continue two series with local roots – Twin Cities

Today we offer you new books in two series. John Santana investigates the disappearance of drug money and sex trafficking, and Woodhouse Avenue’s Humboldt Prior tries to stop his cousins ​​from going to jail because of bank fraud and creampie stinky feet. “The price of life” by Christopher Valen (Santa …

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Haunted Peoria Bookstore Hosts Ghost Investigation

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – The Book Rack in Peoria is known for its eclectic and hands-on reads, and, now, also for its friendly ghosts. On Friday October 8, Host Ghost Paranormal Investigators conducted their second investigation into the store, trying to get in touch with what they say are spirits. …

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